Photography: The majority of my photos are taken outside, in full to partial sun with no filters. A professional photographer would probably do this differently; I just like to see the sparkle and full color of the art glass. All of my photos are copyright protected and may not be reproduced without permission.
Tile Colors, Monitor Settings and Safety: Our tiles are photographed with a digital camera and the coloration is accurate to the best of our ability; tile color may vary slightly depending on your monitor settings. Due to the nature of stained glass, when buying tiles with 2 or more colors in them you may receive more of one color than another. Please use gloves and safety glasses when handling glass or china and keep pieces out of the reach of young children and pets - choking hazard.
Shipping: We can fit just under 4 pounds of tiles into 1 Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope. This equals approximately 1,000 1/2" tiles.
Weldbond® is a universal bonding adhesive for glass, wood, plaster, metals, slates, tiles, building panels, boards and blocks, cement, bricks, concrete, linoleum, fabrics and more.
Weldbond® appears white in the container but dries to a clear film. It is water resistant but not waterproof, impervious to gasoline, oil, grease, salt, molds and fungi, weak alkalies and weak acids. It is non-staining and will not become brittle with age. It creates a flexible bond.
Weldbond® is concentrated and can be thinned with clean water only. It is ready for use, it does not require heating or mixing.
SURFACE PREPARATIONS BEFORE APPLICATION
Ensure all surfaces to which Weldbond® is to be applied are clean and free from ridges that would prevent 100% contact. Remove all loose particles. All oil, grease and dirt must be removed. Steel surfaces should be given a coat of Rust Inhibiting Primer Paint before using Weldbond®. Porous surfaces must be sealed with 1 part Weldbond® to 5 parts water. Porous surfaces can be determined by dropping a small amount of water on surface. If water is readily absorbed, surface is porous. If water beads on the surface, it is not porous. Check for warping of material and use clamping where warping is evident.
NOTE: The sealing mixture of 1 Weldbond® to 5 water should not be used where water alone would have an adverse effect, i.e. on water soluble fillers.
Bonding Porous Surfaces (i.e. China, Pottery, Ceramics)- First seal both surfaces as above. Allow to dry (approx. 1 hr.) then spread thin film of Weldbond® over both surfaces and clamp lightly or tape until fully cured.
Bonding Porous to Non-Porous Materials (i.e. Wood to Metal)- Spread thin film on both surfaces. Leave open for 1 to 2 minutes to become tacky and slightly transparent, then squeeze both surfaces together with slight turning motion. The longer it is left to cure, the stronger the bond. Weldbond® cures by evaporation. When fully cured the bond is clear (transparent).
Bonding Non-Porous Materials (i.e. Glass to Glass)- Spread thin film on both surfaces. Leave open for 2 to 3 minutes, then squeeze surfaces together with a slight turning motion. The longer it is left to cure, the stronger the bond. When cured the bond is clear. Higher temperature and lower humidity speeds curing.
Weldbond® can be applied with a brush, roller, sponge, spray gun, or soft broom. Rinse tools thoroughly with clean water after use. Using Weldbond® as an additive will improve moisture resistance and reduce porosity in concrete/cement mixes/grouts and plasters.
ECONOMY: Concentrated Weldbond® provides substantially more coverage than other adhesives if used appropriately and dilutes for further economy. Weldbond® can be diluted with up to 25% water to make a lower cost glue suitable for applications such as dense wood and glass to glass. Even this diluted mixture creates an exceptional bond.
COVERAGE: Listings are approximate and are to be used as a general guide.
Weldbond® undiluted 400 / 500 sq. ft. per gal
Weldbond® diluted with 5 parts water 1,400 sq. ft. per gal
As a slurry** 270 sq. ft. per gal
ADHESIVE MIX: For bonding a rough and uneven surface, mix 1 part Weldbond®, 1 part water and 5 parts filler (plaster, tile grout, mortar mix or sand mix cement).
CURE TIME: Weldbond® becomes tacky quickly and will dry within the hour on porous surfaces. Provides a strong bond within 24 hours and tremendous strength within a few days. The sealing mixture of 5 parts water to 1 part concentrated Weldbond® dries in approximately 1 hour.
WORKING TEMPERATURE: For maximum performance use at temperatures above 50°F / 10°C and on surfaces below 200°F / 92°C.
WELDBOND® PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Solid Content 51 – 53 %
Viscosity 10,500 – 12,000 CPS
PH 4.5 – 5.5
Particle Size Medium, Average 1.5u
Particle Charge Nonionic
Specific Gravity 1.095
Residual Monomer 0.5% Maximum
Odour Slight, Characteristic
Colour Wet White
Colour Dry Clear
Water Resistance Good
Appearance Slightly Hazy
U.V. Resistance Very Good
G.T. (Glass Transitional) Spec is 5+
EXCEPTIONS: Some types of plastic, rubber and cast metals will not produce a bond with Weldbond® , i.e. polyethylene, unbacked vinyl, P.V.C., Teflon®, polypropylene, vinyl to vinyl, cast iron, cast aluminum. Weldbond® is not intended for marine applications. It is not recommended for use on exposed exterior surfaces. Garage interiors are acceptable.
NOTE: Do not use when bonding containers designed for use with, or subject to, hot liquids.